Asda choose York store to trial 3D printing service

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October 11th, 2013
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Asda in York has been chosen as the first store location that will trial a miniature 3D printing service, with prices starting from £40 upwards.

From 15 October, Asda is offering shoppers the opportunity to create a “mini me” of themselves. The process will see customers stepping into a scanner which creates a detailed digital image on to which ceramic fluid is added until it is a solid object. The finished items can be then coloured as per the customer’s wishes.

But it’s not just humans that can be replicated with pets and cars even offered as a 20-centimetre models. Whilst the service is certainly innovative for a UK supermarket, customers will have to wait a bit longer than the 1hr developing time we’ve all become accustomed to for photos – the end-to-end service takes one week.

The video below shows the process in action…

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